2008_07_nycnbaasg.jpgWith the $500 million renovation of Madison Square Garden scheduled to be complete by the 2011-2012 season, the Knicks are hoping to finally participate in All-Star Game festivities. Not necessarily with a player, which they haven't had since Allan Houston in 2001, but by hosting the actual NBA All-Star Game in 2012. While Garden officials haven't made an official proposal yet, NBA Commish David Stern told The Times that hosting, "is a very live possibility." Given how Major League Baseball took over NYC earlier this month, it's just a matter of time until the NBA has its turn. Perhaps by 2012, the Knicks can get a player into the actual game.